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The European Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) is facilitating the urgent provision of assistance to extinguish the forest fires raging in Sweden. Fire-fighting aircraft were offered by Italy, France and Spain to be...
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"My visit to Tacloban has been a stark reminder of the devastation which hit the Philippines last November. Seven months on, the need for assistance remains, but I am encouraged to see people rebuilding their homes, replanting their fields, or...
EU civil protection exercise -  EU PROMETHEUS 2014
A major EU civil protection exercise, EU PROMETHEUS 2014, is underway in Attica, Greece, testing cooperation and response capacities of Member States through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Teams from Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Croatia are...
Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region
To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD...
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed 222 750 people, injured many thousands and made 1.5 million homeless.Since the first day of this crisis, the European Union has been helping the affected Haitians and the...